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1819 SWIZTERLAND ATLAS Traveler's Guide to Swiss Alps Voyages MAPS Ebel Johann Gottfried Ebel was a notable Prussian author who was enamored with Switzerland upon first visit. After this journey, he wrote a traveler's guide to Switzerland, the first of its kind. This work gave a complete, thorough account of the entire country and was the best Swiss guidebook from 1793 to the mid-1800s. This volume from Samuel Leigh's printing of Ebel's 'Guide' is the impressive atlas tome, which includes four folding views, charts of Swiss dialect vocabulary, and a color map of Switzerland! Item number: #5579 Price: $399 EBEL, Johann Gottfried An atlas to Ebel's Traveller's guide through Switzerland : containing panoramic views ... a vocabulary of the Swiss dialect, familiar phrases in the Romance language and Keller's accurate map London: Samuel Leigh, [1819]. Details: 路 Collation: Complete with all pages o [4], 29, [3], [2] 路 Language: English 路 Binding: Leather; tight and secure 路 Siz ... Read more

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1887 1st English ed EGYPT Illustrated Egyptian Middle East Egyptology 2v Ebers George Ebers was a 19th-century German historian known almost exclusively for his accounts of Egypt and Egyptian history. His book, simply known as 'Egypt', helped popularize Egyptian-lore throughout Europe and America. This work is beautifully illustrated with impressive, full-page engravings of Egyptian royalty, architecture, cities, and Arab culture. This rare, first English edition was translated out of the original German by Clara Bell. Item number: #5477 Price: $750 EBERS, Georg Moritz Egypt : descriptive, historical and picturesque London : Cassell & Co., [ca. 1887]. 1st edition Details: 路 Collation: Complete with all pages o 2 volumes - xxiv, 314 - xxii, 388 路 Language: English 路 Binding: Cloth; tight and secure 路 Size: ~15in X 12in (38cm x 30.5cm) 路 Auction records and price comparisons at $1,500 Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction ... Read more

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1797 1ed Armed Yeomanry Eliot Gower Sutherland Militia Cavalry Military War Francis Perceval Eliot was an 18th-century English solider known for his letters on military affairs and tactics. His most famous letters were written to George Gower, Duke of Sutherland in which he discussed the used of yeomanry, volunteer cavalry regiment units. Sutherland was the colonel of volunteer cavalry units and Eliot was determined to speak his mind and thoughts on their use and tactical approaches. These letters were first published in 1797, just at the start of the Anglo-Spanish War. Item number: #5658 Price: $550 ELIOT, Francis Perceval Six letters on the subject of the armed yeomanry : addressed to the Rt. Hon. Earl Gower Sutherland London : Printed for the author, and sold by T. Egerton, 1797. First edition. Details: 路 Collation: Complete with all pages o xvi, 230, [2] o 6 folding plates 路 Language: English 路 Binding: Leather; tight & secure 路 Size: ~8.25in X 5.25in (21cm x 13.5cm) ... Read more

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1827 1st ed Constitution Federal Debates Americana 4v SET Jonathan Elliot LAW Jonathan Elliot was an important 19th-century American historian who was known for his substantial collection of works relating to the establishment of the American Constitution. 'Debates' as it is commonly known encompasses the debates between states and politicians beginning with the 1787 Constitution Convention. It has long been criticized by historians; however, it was still the most important and referenced work regarding constitution debates until the late 20th-century. Item number: #5710 Price: $750 ELLIOT, Jonathan The debates, resolutions, and other proceedings, in convention, on the adoption of the federal Constitution, as recommended by the general convention at Philadelphia, on the 17th of September, 1787 : with the yeas and nays on the decision of the main question Washington : Printed by and for the editor, 1827-30. First edition. Details: 路 Collation: Complete with all pages; 4 volumes o v. 1, "Containing ... Read more

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1748 1st ed Henry Ellis Voyage to Hudson Bay Northwest Passage ESKIMOS Canada Henry Ellis was an 18th-century voyager who sought to find a northwest passage from the Hudson Bay. The expedition, however, proved that no such passage existed. And while Ellis and the crew felt that the excursion was a failure, ultimately, it proved to be quite valuable in that it provided information about the life and culture of Eskimos, observations of the behavior of the sea and the tides, and, of course, that no Northwest Passage existed. This work also includes a historical perspective on the first 23 English voyages that all attempted to discover the Northwest Passage. Item number: #6450 Price: $950 ELLIS, Henry A voyage to Hudson's-Bay : by the Dobbs galley and California, in the years 1746 and 1747, for discovering a north west passage ; with an accurate survey of the coast, and a short natural history of the country. Together with a fair view of the facts and arguments from which the future finding of such a passage is ... Read more

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1782 FIRST Narrative of Captain James Cook & Clerke Third Voyage Hawaii Alaska "Remember, the greater the opportunity, the fewer are those who see it." 鈥 James Cook James Cook was an 18th-century British explorer known for this three major world voyages. The third Pacific voyage, which began in 1776, took Cook and his crew around New Zealand and Hawaii. The events of this voyage became quite popular in the western world, much in part to the narrative that Cook himself wrote concerning the journey. However, many supplemental works were also written such as Ellis's 'Authentic Narrative of a Voyage'. This work was written to enhance the official report, according to Forbes. It includes much information on Alaska, the North Pacific American coast, Hawaii, and the people groups that Captains Cook and Clerke encountered. This impressive volume from the first edition features 13 fascinating illustrations, which are "among the earliest published on the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, and the Northwest." (Hill) Item ... Read more

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1784 RARE Narrative of Captain James Cook & Clerke Third Voyage Hawaii Alaska "Remember, the greater the opportunity, the fewer are those who see it." 鈥 James Cook James Cook was an 18th-century British explorer known for this three major world voyages. The third Pacific voyage, which began in 1776, took Cook and his crew around New Zealand and Hawaii. The events of this voyage became quite popular in the western world, much in part to the narrative that Cook himself wrote concerning the journey. However, many supplemental works were also written such as Ellis's 'Authentic Narrative of a Voyage'. This work was written to enhance the official report, according to Forbes. It includes much information on Alaska, the North Pacific American coast, Hawaii, and the people groups that Captains Cook and Clerke encountered. Item number: #6459 Price: $950 ELLIS, W. An authentic narrative of a voyage performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty's ships resolution and discovery, during the years 1776 ... Read more

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1783 RARE Narrative of Captain James Cook & Clerke Third Voyage Hawaii Alaska 2v "Remember, the greater the opportunity, the fewer are those who see it." 鈥 James Cook James Cook was an 18th-century British explorer known for this three major world voyages. The third Pacific voyage, which began in 1776, took Cook and his crew around New Zealand and Hawaii. The events of this voyage became quite popular in the western world, much in part to the narrative that Cook himself wrote concerning the journey. However, many supplemental works were also written such as Ellis's 'Authentic Narrative of a Voyage'. This work was written to enhance the official report, according to Forbes. It includes much information on Alaska, the North Pacific American coast, Hawaii, and the people groups that Captains Cook and Clerke encountered. This impressive second edition features incredibly folding illustrations, which are "among the earliest published on the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, and the Northwest." (Hill) Item number: ... Read more

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1793 Mathematics Mechanics Geometry Physics Gravity Illustrated William EmersonWilliam Emerson was an 18th-century English mathematician known for his treatises on geography and navigation and math textbooks. One of his most important works, 'Tracts', was written in 1770 and was a treatise with a wide range of physics and mechanics practices. He described practical applications involving pendulums, material strength, engine power, hydrostatics, pneumatics, studies on gravity and friction, watches and timepieces, and much more.This 1793 edition is filled with 27 folding engravings with dozens of figures depicting scales, geometric problems, gears, pulley systems, and mathematics charts.Item number: #5493Price: $750EMERSON, WilliamTracts : containing I, Mechanics, or the doctrine of motion. II. The projection of the sphere. III. The laws of centripetal and centrifugal force. By William Emerson. A new edition. To which is prefixed, some account of the life and writings of the author, by the Rev. W. Bowe, Of Scor ... Read more

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1632 1ed Ubbo Emmius Graecorum Respublicae GREECE Greek Government Elzevier Law Ubbo Emmius was a 16th-century German historian known for his works on historiography. He published an impressive and thorough history of Greece entitled 'Vetus Graecia Illustrata'. The third volume of this work was the most desirable. It was published by itself in 1632 by Elzevier under the title 'Graecorum Respublicae', and was written as an essay on the forms of government in every commonwealth in Greece. Item number: #6881 Price: $550 EMMIUS, Ubbo Gr忙corum Respublic忙 Lugd. Batavorum: Ex officina Elzeviriana, 1632. First edition. Details: 路 Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes in 1 o Vol. I 鈥 426, [6] o Vol. II 鈥 323, [7] o Signatures: A-2D8; A-X8 路 References: Willems 364; Rahir 345; Goldsmid II, 34; 路 Language: Latin 路 Binding: Vellum 路 Size: ~4.5in X 2.5in (11.5cm x 6cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our pr ... Read more

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1848 1st ed Emory Military Col. Abert PROVENANCE! California MAP Indians Texas "A library of Western Americana is incomplete without this book!"(Zamorano 80). William Emory was a 19th-century American engineer who is best remembered for his detailed journal describing the events of his journey down the Rio Grande into Southern California. This journal was published by the U.S. Congress under the title 'Notes of a Military Reconnaissance' and was one of the most important travel guidebooks of 19th-century California. It was notable for its huge maps and extensive details of the Southwest. According to Wagner-Camp on Emory, "His report was a major contribution to the geographical knowledge of North America the report includes sections on the plants and animals, as well as on the geology and the prehistoric town sites and other archeological remains. Emory's descriptions of the various Indian tribes that he encountered were steps toward the newly-forming discipline -Anthropology- concerned with primitive man ... Read more

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1653 Enchiridion of Epictetus Greek Latin Stoic Philosophy Cebes Tablet BINDING"What upsets people is not things themselves but their perception about the things." 鈥 Epictetus, EnchiridionA mid-17th-century printing of the famous Enchiridion by Epictetus. The original Greek advice manual focused on the philosophy of daily life 鈥 primarily that one should accept their own fate. The Enchiridion is famous for holding authority in both Christian and Pagan circles, few books can claim such a feat. This 1653 edition features both the original Greek and Latin translations in a beautiful, decorated Moroccan leather binding!Item number: #5397 Price: $599EPICTETUSEpicteti Enchiridion, graece et latine, vna虁 cum notis grammaticis quae nunc primum in lucem prodeunt, cum versione latina accuratius & fidelius examinata in gratiam studiosae iuuentutis.Parisiis. : Apud Sebastianum Cramoisy et Gabrielem Cramoisy., MDCLIII., 1653.Details: Collation: Complete with all pages[4], 67, [1], 63-131, [3], 63, [1]Signatures: A-F ... Read more

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1645 Erasmus of Rotterdam On the Writing of Letters Latin Rhetoric Humanism "When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes." 鈥 Erasmus Erasmus's 'De Conscribendis Epistolis', or 'On the Writing of Letters', is one of the earliest and best treatises on letter writing. It was a unique work that described the main differences between giving speeches or orations and simply writing a conversational letter. Erasmus was mostly known for his Greek New Testament and works that influenced the Protestant Reformation; however, he wrote other scholarly works that attacked the learned norms of writing such as 'Ciceronianus' and this work on letters. Item number: #5840 Price: $499 ERASMUS, Desiderius Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami Liber utilissimus de conscribendis epistolis : continens artificium & praecepta in earum compositione observanda. Lugduni Batavorum : Ex officina Ioannis Maire, 1645. Details: 路 Collation: Complete with all pages o 627, [43] 路 Langua ... Read more

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1853 1st ed Erskine Journal of Cruise Pacific Islands Tonga Fiji Polynesia MAP John Erskine was an important 19th-century officer in the Royal Navy who is best remembered for his appointment on the HMS Havannah in Australia. While aboard the ship, he toured a number of South Pacific islands including Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, New Hebrides, and New Caledonia. The events of this voyage were published in 1853 under the title 'Journal of a Cruise' in which Erskine describes the native people groups, island life, canoe travel and fishing, costumes and clothing, landscapes and geography, and much more. This rare first edition is illustrated with engravings in chromolithograph and monochrome colors as well as folding map of the ship's route. Item number: #6896 Price: $599 ERSKINE, John E Journal of a cruise among the islands of the Western Pacific, including the Feejees and others inhabited by the Polynesian negro races, in Her Majesty's ship "Havannah" London : John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1853. First edition. Det ... Read more

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1567 1ed Medicae Artis Principes Byzantine Greek Medicine Surgery HUGE FOLIO ENORMOUS folio printing of one of the rarest medical texts in the world! "This is one of the earliest compilations of medical works and was much used in its day鈥he writings of many of the authors who are included in the voluminous work were note easily available from any other source at that time."(HoH) 'Medicae Artis Principes' is a rare 16th-century medical treatise edited by the famed Henri Estienne. According to Schreiber, "Estienne's monumental collection of the most important Greek, Roman, and Byzantine medical writers, exclusive Hippocrates and Galen, from Celsus in the first century, to Nicolaus Myrepsus in the 13th. The Oribasius section is illustrated with 43 fine woodcuts, which are bases on those in Gesner's Chirurgia." Garrison-Morton provides a more extensive list of names of whom Estienne included in this work: "Contains work of Aretaeus, Rufus of Ephesus, Alexander of Tralles, Paul of Aegina, Oribasius, Sextus P ... Read more

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1755 Elements EUCLID Greek Mathematics Logic Geometry Math Naples Italian "The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God" 鈥 Euclid A rare and important study on the theories of Euclid. These theories include ancient Greek ideas on mathematics, particularly geometry. 'Elements' deals with practices in mathematics, such as finding and using square and cubic measures, as well as finding geometric angles of quadrilaterals. According to many mathematicians, this work is "the most influential book of mathematics of all time." This mid-18th-century Italian edition of Euclid was published in Naples and features folding engravings with dozens of geometric figures and examples Item number: #5781 Price: $499 EUCLID Degli elementi della geometria piana, composti da Euclide megarese Napoli : T. Alfano, 1755. Details: 路 Collation: Complete with all pages o [8], 264 路 Language: Italian 路 Binding: Vellum; tight & secure 路 Size: ~7in X 4.25in (18cm x 11cm) Our Guarantee: V ... Read more

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1920 The Sleeping Beauty Illustrated Arthur Rackham Fairytale Fantasy DISNEY"Like the sundial, my paint box counts no hours but sunny ones." 鈥 Arthur RackhamA beautiful 20th-century printing of a classic fairytale - 'Sleeping Beauty.' This edition features a charming pictorial hardcover binding as well as illustrations throughout by renowned illustrator, Arthur Rackham. Item number: #5278Price: $499EVANS, CSThe Sleeping BeautyLondon : William Heinemann ; Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott Co., 1920.Details: Collation: Complete with all pages110pIllustrated throughout by Arthur RackhamLanguage: EnglishBinding: Cloth hardcover; tight and secureSize: ~10in X 7in (25cm x 17.5cm)Our Guarantee:Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide.Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 5278Photos available upon request.

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